||The Meteoritical Society online. By far the most comprehensive online meteorite database
||The database of the Natural History Museum. Doesn’t give as much information as the Met Soc, but has some useful summary pages
|Encyclopedia of Meteorites
||Not an ‘official’ site, but sometimes covers meteorites not referenced by the two above. Includes lots of photos (and you can upload your own collections)
||MetBase is a pay-for PC database which includes a huge range of data-extraction tools, photos, disposition of material, etc. (Note – no online searching)
|Is it a meteorite?
||There are lots of things which look a bit like meteorites, or which claim to be meteorites, but which aren’t. They’re called meteorwrongs. Rather than re-invent the wheel, here’s an excellent overview from the Meteorite Exchange with links to pages showing things that are – and aren’t – meteorites.
There are a lot of meteorite dealers out there. These are simply a few dealers I’ve dealt with personally, and would recommend to others. Absence from this list in no way a criticism of any other dealer. Many dealers trade mainly on eBay; as with any eBay purchase, check feedback and decide for yourself. IMCA members are invariably trustworthy, but not all trustworthy dealers are IMCA members.
|Mirko Graul Meteorites
||Mainly deals in iron meteorites. In my opinion, Mirko’s are some of the most beautiful etched specimens around. Site is in German
||Eric Twelker has been dealing online for over 12 years. Some interesting specimens as well as books, display items and general meteorite information
||Marcin Cima?a sells lots of NWA (north-west Africa) finds, but also carries historic specimens, display items, impact breccia (terrestrial rock which is crushed and transformed as a result of meteorite impact) and more
||Sergey Vasiliev carrys a range of different meteorite types, including some impressive lunar and martian specimens, and some rare historicals. Also has some very cool 3D virtual images
||Ian Barrett is a UK-based BIMS member who sells meteorites and tektites, as well as fossils, flints, and other items. His particular speciality is meteorite jewellery.
||Mike Jensen holds a reasonable stock, including some older/historic material, as well as collection boxes and books.
||Martin Goff is an BIMS member and an active UK collector